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10 Ways Swimming Can Reduce Stress & Anxiety

By Team Royal - Updated On: 05/13/24

10 Ways Swimming Helps Reduce Stress & Anxiety

In general, moving your body can help combat anxiety and stress in this world of never-ending chaos. But swimming takes it to a whole new level! Let’s dive into the mental and physical benefits of spending time in the water.

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• Escape From the Chaos of the World: When you swim, you have to disconnect from your phone and from the world, which can be a welcome break from any social stress or anxiety you may be experiencing.

• Releases Endorphins: Endorphins are hormones that are released when your body feels pain or stress. They help to increase positivity and bring about a sense of wellbeing and happiness. 

• Decreases Depression: Swimming seems especially adept at influencing mood by increasing the number of certain neurotransmitters in your brain, namely serotonin, noradrenalin, and dopamine.

• Reduces Physical Stress: Swimming is one of the best low impact forms of exercise. Even a short dip in the water can take stress off your joints and make you feel better. 

• Whole Body Workout: Swimming calms your mind, strengthens your muscles, strengthens your heat and lungs and can be refreshing to your overheated sweaty skin in the sweltering summer.

• Improve Lung Health: Swimming encourages a rhythmic, consistent breath, which can help calm anxiety and improve your lungs.

• Improve Heart Health: Swimming helps improve circulation and cardiac efficiency, reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease. 

• Improves Sleep: Swimming tires out your body and calms the mind, which can help you sleep better. A good night’s sleep allows your brain to rest and sets you up for a positive day.

• Builds Confidence: After completing a workout, you will feel accomplished, and over time, you’ll notice improved self esteem and confidence both on and off the pool deck.

• Overall Fun: Swimming is just fun and relaxing. Whether you are floating,  swimming laps or competing against your friends and family in a fun game of water sports.
All you need is a quick swim. You don’t have to swim a lot to get these benefits. Even 5 minutes can make a difference! If you’re busy, making time for a short dip a few times a week is more manageable than trying to fit in a long workout.

Swimming is an affordable and fun way to stay fit. Stepping out into your own backyard for a 15-20 minute swim is way more convenient that driving to your spa and fighting the crowds.

At Royal Swimming Pools, we offer easy & affordable financing. Visit our All About Financing blog  or  contact us directly at 866-532-8194. We are ready to help get you ready for summertime, sweet summertime!